Restricted view but great sound

Enjoying listening to Fleetwood Mac from a cliff side opposite the stadium are Sharm Riley (23),...
Enjoying listening to Fleetwood Mac from a cliff side opposite the stadium are Sharm Riley (23), her partner Matt Sainsbury (21) and their dog Pepper. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
Preparing to listen to Fleetwood Mac from outside Forsyth Barr Stadium are (from left) Tanya...
Preparing to listen to Fleetwood Mac from outside Forsyth Barr Stadium are (from left) Tanya Findlater (17), Lydie Leurquin (16) and Kate Denys (17), all of Dunedin. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O'CONNOR

The view was not great but the dozens of fans who listened to Fleetwood Mac from a field across the road could not complain about the price.

Just like at previous major concerts at Forsyth Barr Stadium, a bunch of hardy fans dressed up warm and listened from Logan Park, rather than buy a ticket.

Some pushed up against the corner of the stadium in an effort to get a glimpse of the band, while others climbed fences or sat on top of a bus stop shelter to get a better view.

Most were happy to sit on the field, some coming fully prepared with snacks and blankets.

Although the view was not the best, the sound was surprisingly good from outside and the lyrics were fully discernible.

Matt Sainsbury, who found a comfy position on a cliff side with his girlfriend and their dog, said you did not need to see the band to enjoy the gig.

''It sounds beautiful,'' Mr Sainsbury said.

He did not feel guilty about not buying a ticket.

''I don't think you should pay for music. If you appreciate the music, you should just be able to listen to it for free,'' Mr Sainsbury said.

vaughan.elder@odt.co.nz

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